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The suave gambler hat is a unique piece of headwear in Fallout: New Vegas.


It does not provide any Damage Threshold, but provides a bonus of 1 to Perception and can be repaired with pre-War hats. The female version is a "pillbox" hat with large black feathers in front; the male version resembles the pre-War hat, but of a different style.

The suave gambler hat can be repaired with pre-War hats, and as of the patch, it can be repaired with all cowboy hats and ranger hats.


Wild Wasteland Found in a Wild Wasteland encounter. The hat lies in a refrigerator to the left of the road when walking from Goodsprings, southwest of the Goodsprings cave. Follow the road from Goodsprings southeast towards Jean Sky Diving.


  • The Courier can obtain this hat without permanently having the Wild Wasteland trait by selecting Wild Wasteland when you first build the Courier, then grabbing the hat, and then leaving the town boundary, where you can rebuild the Courier and take off the trait.
  • Non-English versions of the game translate the hat's name poorly: Spielerhut 2 in German, Sombrero de jugador 2 in Spanish, Chapeau de joueur 2 in French, and Cappello giocatore d'azzardo 2 in Italian. Each translates roughly to "Gambler Hat 2."
  • The Suave gambler hat is identical in appearance to the fancy gambler hat.

Behind the scenes

The hat and its related Wild Wasteland event are a reference to an infamous scene in the 2008 film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, in which Jones survives a nuclear blast by locking himself inside of a lead refrigerator.